Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

By Kristian Pellissier, 14 April 2014

Dance

Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

By Kristian Pellissier, 14 April 2014

Dance

'Gary Lang NT Dance Company is a powerful connecting force in the Northern Territory, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to explore subject matter that resonates deeply within the community.  Bringing together a unique blend of places, voices and cultures, Gary Lang’s latest work MOKUY, presented by '....

Mapping Frictions: Stories from Bankstown

By Kavita Bedford, 11 April 2014

Blog

Mapping Frictions: Stories from Bankstown

By Kavita Bedford, 11 April 2014

Blog

'"Friction\' is what occurs when things rub against each other. It can cause eruptions as people in a place push up against one another, jostling for space. Bankstown has commonly been portrayed as a site of friction; as ethnic communities sparking on the fault line, a site of violence and crime. A multicultural community presented by the media as a \'clash of civilisations\'. B'....

Fellows Focus – Amanda Cole

By Fiona Mackrell, 9 April 2014

Feature

Fellows Focus – Amanda Cole

By Fiona Mackrell, 9 April 2014

Feature

'Amanda Cole is a composer and interdisciplinary artist drawn to finding new ways of experiencing sound. In her latest projects she is translating music into colour and colour into music.A recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship for an emerging artist, Cole is using her Fellowship to develop two audio-visual interfaces; a Programmable Lig'....

The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

Blog

The work of Richard Lewer

By Rebecca McLean-Chan, 27 March 2014

Blog

'The story of a Perth-based pensioner, who survived a failed suicide pact with his wife Julie prompted Richard Lewer to draw and narrate their story in his latest work. Richard is a visual artist working across drawing, animation, performance and painting who explores themes of the everyday. He views himself as a contemporary social realist collecting and documenting, drawing pa'....

Are you a Geek? Roland Kay-Smith is.

By Naomi Gall, 21 March 2014

Australia Council

Are you a Geek? Roland Kay-Smith is.

By Naomi Gall, 21 March 2014

Australia Council

'Not many people can list gutting fish among their qualifications but for former Geek in Residence Roland Kay-Smith it is just one of his many talents, ‘I played rock ‘n’ roll way past my bedtime, I earned a wage at a record company, I wrote for music magazines and '....

Festival of Live Art

By Andrew Donovan, 14 March 2014

Feature

Festival of Live Art

By Andrew Donovan, 14 March 2014

Feature

'Kicking off its first year, the Festival of Live Art is a 17 day festival hosted in Melbourne between the 14 – 30 March, 2014. With funding support from Emerging and Experimental Arts of the Australia Council, the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) is going to take audiences to new and intimate places, both literally and metaphorically!Recent ye'....

Home is where the Hall is

By Kristian Pellissier, 13 March 2014

Dance

Home is where the Hall is

By Kristian Pellissier, 13 March 2014

Dance

'As a primary meeting point, halls often carry the heart and collective memory of communities, written on their walls and embedded in their foundations. For over 22 years, Stompin have been creating site-specific performances from their base in Launceston, Tasmania, presenting dance in unique and engaging ways. Stompin Artistic Director '....

What is the ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program?

By Dr Ricardo Peach, 12 March 2014

Arts Development

What is the ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program?

By Dr Ricardo Peach, 12 March 2014

Arts Development

'The five recipients of the recent ISPA Australia Council Legacy Program travelled to New York in the blistering cold of a US winter to discover the warmth of one of the world’s most renowned international performing arts networks.Australian recipients Rachel Whitworth from Performing Lines WA, Simeon Moran from Snuff Puppets....

Fellows Focus – Gideon Obarzanek

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 March 2014

Dance

Fellows Focus – Gideon Obarzanek

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 March 2014

Dance

'Despite having flown back from rehearsals in Sydney the day before we meet in a North Melbourne café, acclaimed dance artist and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek seems relaxed.He’s been rehearsing, L’Chaim! (‘to life’ in Hebrew and Yiddish), part of a Sydney Dance Company triple bill,'....